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Regardless of your window type, the same weatherproofing principles apply. However, there are some unique features to specific types of windows that may require some modification.
Weatherproofing a window should take 1 to 2 hours.
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For sliding windows you will want to attach metal V-channels to the windows where the sash fits. You will also want to attach reinforced felt around the remaining three sides of the sash. Use a tubular gasket to seal the gap where the sashes meet.
If you have casement windows, you will want to attach self-adhesive, foam compression strips around the window stops on all four sides of the sash. Remember that self-adhesive strips won't stick if the surface is too cold (about 50 degrees F). If that is a consideration, be sure to substitute high-quality neoprene strips.
Metal- and vinyl-clad windows are no different from wood-frame windows, except you must use only self-adhesive weather stripping products so that you do not puncture the cladding of the metal or vinyl windows.
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